Saturday Night Live comic actress Jan Hooks, who died last week from throat cancer, has Roane County ties.
“It was a very, very sad day,” said Linda Campbell Swafford, her first cousin from Harriman.
Hooks parodied notable figures like Tammy Faye Bakker, former first lady and eventual former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and even former first lady Nancy Reagan. She was in the cast from 1986 to 1991 with Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley, Dennis Miller and Mike Myers.
“She was just so, so good,” Swafford said.